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hurricane this morning. what can you tell us? >> unfortunately, the storm intensified and right now over santiago cuba got nailed in the unfortunate right quadrant at the eye of landfall. jamaica, 75% of the island does not have power and bands over hatedty will cause life threatening flash flooding through the morning hours. the bahamas during the day today will also take the brunt of this. up to category 2. a major hurricane when it made landfall last night in cuba ask moving to the north at 18 miles an hour, about 440 miles away from miami. the new forecast from the national hurricane center. it parallels the southeast coastline all the way through the outer banks through sunday into monday. that means a glancing blow for areas such as miami, west palm beach, daytona beach, jacksonville, charleston through myrtle beach and back into the carolinas. and then the storm should be captured where it will be appear soared by a big cold front and area of low pressure across the united states. it will become a huge extra tropical storm, a hybrid storm, like a anothnor'easter with hure characte
and lost business. these are the newest images coming in to us from the height of the storm on monday night. surveillance video shows water filling the tunnel used by amtrak and commuter trains that go under new york's east river, but the damage along the jersey shore is something we have never seen before. these are ariel photos you can see. most of the six people killed in that state died on long beach island and a neighboring barrier island. governor chris christie calls the devastation unthinkable. tuesday he tried to comfort one of the many victims. >> very difficult day. i know. we'll rebuild. we're tough. >> we're tough. >> not far away in seaside heights an incredible sight here. that's a roller coaster partially submerged in the ocean. we're going to have more on that in a moment. >>> first, in new york city the subway system remains crippled after heavy flooding caused what officials say the worst damage in its 108 year history. no one knows when it will be up and running again. >>> let's go back to new jersey. there were countless rescues there and for some the realization that t
on the lower tip of manhattan. that is where the storm surge hit a record high over 13 feet. she joins us on the phone. how are things looking there? >> reporter: good morning, chris. yeah, that is record high. nearly 14 feet, as you mentioned. this is where all the troubles began for lower manhattan where that water surge came in during that high tide and peaked last night at 8:30. at the same time, near the same time, sandy was ramping up here. it's still going strong with her winds here in lower manhattan. of course, that water surge coming up all throughout lower manhattan flooding parts of battery park as well as gushing into the battery brooklyn tunnel. we're told by the mta and port authority that the water has compromised the tunnel and also the subway system in a way that they have not experienced in the more than 100 year history of the subway. so there's a lot of issue that they'll be waking up to today that seem to be dire in these initial hours after sandy moves through. also a situation that we've seen the rescue crews and emergency crews that just run into action following
. paul ryan accusing them of protecting u.s. personnel. >> what we should not be doing is rejecting claims for calls for more security in barracks and marines. we need marines in benghazi when the ambassador says we need them. the requests were not honored. >> biden called the deaths a tragedy. the obama administration did not know they had been asking for more security help. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. by the way, at the time, we were told exactly, we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. that was the assessment. >> there was an assessment, but the state department did know from videos that requests had been made and were turned down. a state department official acknowledged testifying on capitol hill yesterday. there was a sharp disagreement over medicare. biden charged ryan's plan would raise out of pocket costs for seniors. >> use your common sense, who do you trust on this, a man who introduced a bill to raise it $6400 a year knowing it and passing it and romney saying he signed it or ma
are giving us the ability to cut through the clutter and give people a very clear choice. >> there needs to be a more compelling economic argument made tomorrow night about why the obama/biden ticket is really the one that's going to keep the country moving in the right direction. >> reporter: aides say the president will bring up romney's vague tax map and the 47% he dismissed in remarks caught on camera. romney is sure to bring up administration's snafu on libya, originally calling the deaths part of a riot, not a deadly terrorist attack. the president is still ahead by two points, essentially a tie. >>> condoleezza rice will be campaigning with paul ryan, the vice presidential candidate with the democrats, former president bill clinton and bruce springsteen, all of them in ohio. lynn? >> tracie, thanks. nbc news political director and chief courthouse correspondent chuck todd tells us what the candidates should watch out for with the public asking the questions. >> you have to be careful. you can attack a moderator and win points with the public. you attack a member of the public and
't have a joke here. i thought it would be useful to remind everybody. >> we are lucky to have someone to lean on, i have my beautiful wife, ann. he has bill clinton. >> actually mitt is his middle name. i wish i could use my middle name. >> there have been awkward moments like when president pulled pope benedict aside to share advice an how to deal with his critics. he said, look, holy father, whatever the problem is, just blame is on pope john paul ii. >> we're both thinking ahead of our final debate on monday. the question is that is on the minds of millions of americans watching at home, is this happening again? why aren't they putting on "the voice"? the topic is foreign policy, spoiler alert. we got bin laden. >> all right. so plenty of laughs. there was also a lot of serious political news. the latest nbc news/"wall street journal journal"/maris polls show president obama is maintaining his lead over governor mitt romney in two key battleground states. iowa has the president at 51% and in wisconsin the president is ahead by six points among likely voters, 51% to 45%, virtually u
handlesman who's in florida for us. steve, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from boca raton, florida. the debate here last night was clearly the most combative so far. though surprising to some, not on the issue of libya. mitt romney was able to make his larger point, his claim that america is weaker now overseas than it was four years ago. mitt romney and barack obama came to their third and final debate tied in national polls, but their tv audience seemed sure to be smaller. baseball's national league playoffs and monday night football got millions of viewers who missed the faceoff on muslim extremists. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership in al qaeda. we can't kill our way out of this. >> governor romney, i'm glad you recognize al qaeda is a threat. because a few months ago when you were asked what is the biggest geopolitical threat, you said russia. what we need to do with respect to the middle east is strong, steady leadership, not wrong and reckless leadership. >> attacking me is not an agenda. i have clear eyes
to shift. >>> and the need for speed. driving 8 amiles per hour in the u.s. starting today is perfectly legal. we'll tell you where. good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> well, the romney campaign could be waking up this morning to a brand new political he headache as yet another political candidate makes explosive comments over rain. it was during a u.s. senate debate in indiana last night. richard murdoch and his opponents were asked about abortion when murdoch said this -- >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for -- to have an abortion is in case of the life of the mother. i just struggled with it for myself a long time. i came to realize, life is a gift from god and i think when life begins in that horrible situation of rain that it is something that god intended to happen. >> after the debate murdoch told the news conference he was only trying to explain his view that god creates life. >> are you trying to suggest that somehow i think god ordained or pro-ore daend rain. i don't believe that. that's a sick and tw
education and health care. tracie potts is in denver for us covering all the details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the pressure was on for romney to perform, back up his ideas with details, taking on one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point was to make differences clear. >> you said you would cut the deficit in half, it's four years later. >> the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut. we ask for $1 additional revenue. pay for by asking those of us who have done well to contribute more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: the president insisted romney would spend $5 million. >> math, common sense and history shows it's not a recipe of job growth. >> everything he said about my plan is inaccurate. >> reporter: medicare -- >> cutting from medicare to balance the additional cost of obama care is a mistake. >> if you repeal obama care, and i have become fond of this term, obama care, if you repeal it, those seniors are going to pay more for prescriptions. >> reporter: the exchange over health care and jobs. >> i don't know how the president could come into
seven four de france titles. a bunch of companies who used him severed ties with him. we'll have more on him in sports. >>> first, 40 years after it was conceived, a memorial to the nation's 32nd president, franklin d. roosevelt. former president bill clinton was on hand along with new york leaders and nbc's tom brokaw. the monument honors the for freedom speech he gave. words that would become part of the united nations charter. >> we are close to the united nations which he more than any other soul created and which has contributed to avoiding that third world war. we are also close to ground zero which reminds us that we are not yet free from fear. >> here is your first look at other news going on around america. this carjacking caught on tape. the driver is nearly crushed in a philadelphia gas station when a car thief hopped inside his vehicle. the 61-year-old put up a struggle but lost his grip after being dragged several feet. the car was found a few block as way. no arrests have been made. >>> well, take a look at this shocking video. it was captured on the streets of new york
thought we had a second debate where, you know, governor romney wouldn't commit to tell us anything about the details of the budget. that ought to tell people all they need to know. >> this is a pivotal time in our country's history. we're at a crossroads, ladies and gentlemen. >> and dropped like a rock. lance armstrong was sacked by almost every company he represented. a devastating day for the once heralded athlete. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> a 21-year-old man is being held on charges of blotting to blow up the new york city headquarters of the federal reserve. now, prosecutors say he was inspired by osama bin laden and that he tried to recruit others from across the country. not realizing those recruits were undercover agents. wnbc's jonathan dientz has details. >> reporter: this is the face of quazi nafis and this was his alleged target, the federal reserve bank. he was arrested after he allegedly parked a van packed with what he thought was a thousand pounds of explosives trying to kill hundreds of innocent new yorkers during the morni
the benghazi terror attack that led to four deaths including u.s. ambassador chris stevens gets seriously heated. details next. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> debate day in america. vice president joe biden and paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pugh center, 39% of registered voters view biden favorably. that's compared to 44% who favor ryan. when it comes to predicting the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of registered voters say ryan will come out on top. 34% think biden will prevail. nbc's tracie potts has a preview of tonight's debate. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the pressure is on vice president biden to try to turn things around after the presidential debate last week. he has the experience on the debate stage to do so. but as you saw in the numbers, it looks like the public is betting more on paul ryan. ryan took a bit of an exertion yesterday while he was practicing in florida saying that the vice president
battleground state. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with all the details. brian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. for both campaigns, this first debate brings both challenge and opportunity. as denver gets ready for tomorrow night's first presidential debate, so are the candidates. >> it will be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> reporter: romney is hoping to pick up a few votes with an endorsement from football great john elway. president obama is taking the personal approach to nail down support. >> this is barack obama. >> reporter: and like romney, the president sees this debate as a chance to talk to america. >> it's a choice between two different paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> reporter: the president has a lead in all nine of the key battleground states including ohio, which begins early balloting today. >> romney's task is difficult because he has to redefine himself as well as redefining the elect
at the white house this morning. and nbc's tracie potts joins us with all the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the president dealing with romney closing the gap in a number of these battleground states, continues to say that the $5 trillion tax cut romney's proposing would add to the deficit and romney insists it is absolutely not true. >> he said if he says it's not true, then it's not true. okay. >> reporter: in battleground ohio, president obama insists mitt romney's tax cut will add $5 trillion to the deficit. >> if it's true that it's not going to add to the deficit, that leaves only one option and that's asking middle class families to foot bill. >> reporter: the president's charge of a $5 trillion tax cut is obviously inaccurate and wrong. >> reporter: romney also in ohio mocked the obama campaign's mocking his plan to cut funds for pbs. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> he's focused on saving big bird. kind of a strange thing in my view because you see i'm focused on helping the american people get good jobs. >> reporter: sesame's s
of -- he took care of massachusetts. i think he can take care of us. >> it's over the past four years, he has attempted to advance the economy and now that he's starting to tdo it, he nees more time. >> and there were more positive comments about president obama than governor romney on twitter's political index after the debate. it shows the president ahead by six points, 35 to 29. >>> actual speaking time showed president obama edging out governor romney by three minutes during the 90 minute debate and after the debate, jimmy kimmel joking about that format. >> tonight's debate was in what they call a town hall format which is where real voters get to ask questions and then the candidates ignore them and just talk about whatever they wanted to in the first place. >> and that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> wall street will kick off the day with the dow starting at 13551 after climbing 127 points yesterday. the s&p jumped 14 and the nasdaq rose 36. taking a look at overseas trading on this wednesday, in tokyo, the nikkei jumped 105 points, while in hong kong, the hang seng
joins us from washington with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain, he's debated both the president and mitt romney. he says we will see two very strong well-prepared debaters and he predicts few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be formidable, and i think it will be a good debate, but i certainly would not underestimate what barack obama brings to it. >> reporter: john kerry's playing romney with the president. in a weekend memo, republicans urged kerry to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls obama's foreign policy dange
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the most. nbc tracie potts has the latest for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're on the south side of that storm dumping so much rain. so far light rain. we have not yet felt the full effects of sandy but the wages aren't taking any chances. with the storm on the way romney canceled rallies in north carolina in the storm's path. instead he'll join paul ryan's bus tour in ohio. >> our thoughts and prayers are with the people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> reporter: president obama canceled events in virginia and colorado and will do one last rally in florida before heading to washington. he met with fema overseeing the government's plans to help states and cities. >> anything they need, we will be there. and we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rule. >> reporter: in florida he told campaign workers, turnout is the key. >> whoever is able to get their voters out will win florida. >> reporter: that could be tough in states where sandy is headed. maryland has canceled early voting and virginia, a battlegr
ever. nbc's tracie pots has a preview for us from washington this morning. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. israel, iran, syria, lebanon, libya of course. it is all expected to come up at that debate tonight. the debate is going to look a lot different, as we take a look at the debate preps in boca raton, florida. both candidates will be seated tonight. no props, no notes or anything like that. and they've got six 15-minute segments where they'll talk about the war in afghanistan, america's role in the world, and of course, the middle east and the new face of terror as it's described by the moderator, bob schieffer, who chose those topics. expect president obama, who was at camp david over the weekend preparing for this, to talk about whether or not governor romney is ready. he's got a new ad out insisting that the governor is not ready for primetime when it comes to national security. he will also probably talk about the governor's quick reaction to the deaths in libya. meantime, governor romney, very likely to talk about the inconsistencies within the administr
in california. the winning bidder will own the only gingham dress with white blouse that has been used in the film. >>> now for a look at your national weather, we turn to bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. >> good morning. the scare crow, that would be a nice one to have, too. the tin man. >> i think any of them, just resell them for millions of dollars. >> get the whole collection. >> exactly. that will be worth a lot. >> there's not a lot going on weath weather-wise that's going to cause you any travel concerns. we have one large storm off the east coast of the united states. it's going to keep us cloudy and cool all the way from the carolinas northward up through new england. then another big storm up here in the northern plains. this is a reinforcing shot of cold air, not what we needed. it is coming down. you can see the spin up here. a little rain and snow mix on the canadian border there with north dakota. that cold front went through minneapolis and pushing through wisconsin. numerous showers right now from green bay. eventually they'll sweep to milwaukee. late
republicans called mitt romney's gaffe-filled july tour of england, israel, and poland, when our u.s. diplomats were attacked in libya, "the new york times" said romney's response showed an extraordinary lack of presidential character. >> the obama campaign said this will be romney's seventh speech on foreign policy. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez gets to keep his job for another seven years, but his re-election came in the slimmest margin ever in his nearly 14 years in power. he won just 54% of the vote. actor danny glover, a longtime supporter of chavez, was on hand for a day of heavy voter turnout. chavez's opponent, a former state governor, accused him of using the oil to his advantage. he told backers the revolution has triumphed and that supporters were voting for socialism. >>> well, talk about wedding crashers. in philadelphia, police had to break up a brawl involving almost 100 guests from two separate wedding parties. one man died of a heart attack and several people were injured, and it was all captured on cell phone video. nbc's frances coe has details. >> reporter:
as it heads towards the u.s. what's the latest? >> good morning to you. 24 hours ago, it was looking like northern new england will be in the mix. the forecast has gotten much worse further south. we have the new advisory from the hurricane center. the 5:00 a.m. east coast advisory, they are put out every six hours through the life of the storm. it doesn't look like much of a hurricane anymore. it still is. but the northern side of the storm looks like a hurricane with the thunderstorms. the southern side already is sucking in the dry air and it looks like a hybrid storm already. so sandy the hybrid hurricane will be more appropriate. it will be that way throughout its life cycle. as far as the stats, it's east of miami florida. north winds at 13. the forecast path from here slows it down during the day today. it's not going to move too much. it accelerates to the northeast as we go throughout the day on saturday into sunday. just off the east coast of north carolina as a hurricane monday. it's after that that it turns back towards the u.s. what has changed from the hurricane center, they
steve schmidt and many others will all be helping us bring you the big show. starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern going all the way to midnight. we will see you tomorrow. >>> mile high showdown. as president obama and mitt romney prepare for tonight's crucial debate, our brand new poll numbers show where they stand. >>> midair mess. another incident of loose seats on an american airlines flight and now the company says it knows why. >>> and shock value. daredevil magician david blaine goes high voltage in his latest stunt. good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we're going to begin this morning with high stakes debate. all eyes turned to denver for tonight's first presidential debate of the 2012 race. and a new nbc/"wall street journal" poll finds president obama is hold on to his national lead. but not by very much. 49% of likely voters favor the president. while 46% prefer mitt romney. that's only a 3% edge for obama which is within the survey's margin of error. but when it comes to a pool of registered vo
the republicans on the tax issue. >> you know the phrase they always use, "obama and biden want to raise taxes by $1 trillion. guess what? yes, we do in one regard. we want to let that $1 trillion tax cut expire so the middle class doesn't have the bear the burden of all that money going to the super wealthy. that's not a tax raise. that's called fairness where i come from. >> and last night on "politics nation," jared bernstein explained to al sharpton that the math in mitt romney's tax plan doesn't add up. >> if you're going to cut taxes 20% across the board, which is mitt romney's plan, you're going to blow a $5 trillion hole over ten years in the government's revenue. now, what governor romney says is i can make that up by closing tax expenditures and loopholes, but there's two problems with that. one, the arithmetic. if you look at people over 200,000, just look at the wealthiest couple of percent, the revenue cuts about $250 billion, and the deductions, the broadening of the base, gets you back about 160. so you're short about $90 billion. >> and don't miss reverend al sharpton and "poli
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